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Rajya Sabha to take up Lokpal Bill today

Posted on Nov 23, 10:44AM | IBNS

The Lokpal Bill will be on the Rajya Sabha's agenda on Friday.

Leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley will table the select committee's report on the Lokpal Bill that recommends de-linking the creation of state Lokayuktas from the Lokpal Bill, bringing the Prime Minister's Office under its purview except on matters relating to internal and external security, atomic energy, international relations and public order, said CNN IBN quoting sources.

It also recommends that the CBI director be appointed by a collegium comprising the PM and Chief Justice of India, the report said.

The Bill will go to the Lok Sabha for approval, once it is passed in the Rajya Sabha.

The Winter Session of the Parliament commenced on a stormy note on Thursday and witnessed continuous disruptions resulting in adjournment of both Houses for the day amid ruckus over Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and other issues.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day after it reconvened at 2 pm.

The Rajya Sabha was dismissed for the day much before the Lower House.

Both Houses of the Parliament were adjourned several times on the very first day of the Winter Session.